Please know how much I appreciate the gift card the class gave me. I'll enjoy spending it over the break!
Thank you to the moms who helped with today's party. We had a BLAST!! The class made ornaments, decorated Christmas tree cookies, pinned the nose on Olaf, and played Holiday Headbanz. Pictures coming soon.
Tomorrow we'll celebrate the Polar Express with our book buddies. Don't forget to wear your pajamas. If you wear slippers, please bring shoes for recess.
Tomorrow is Relay for Life hat day. All holiday hats and headbands are permitted along with ball caps. Don't forget to bring your $1.00 to the cafeteria to get your sticker. feel free to get your sticker when you get off the bus before coming to class. I hope everyone will participate in this wonderful cause. All money benefits the American Cancer Society. Just a reminder that all A.R. points are due at the end of the day tomorrow. Top 5 for quarter 2 will be announced in January. For quarter 3 the requirement is 7 new points. Happy reading!
Last week we had a blast working on all of our "Grinchy" activities. If anyone owns a copy of the original cartoon we could borrow to watch during lunch or recess next week, we'd appreciate it.
We'll be watching The Polar Express with our book buddies on Friday. Your child can wear his/her pajamas on this day. Thank you to all that signed up to send in an item for this fun activity.
The problem solving test for quarter 2 was sent home on Friday. In order for your child to earn a 3, both the single step and multi-step problems had to be solved. No problems could be missed. Please remember that your child has all year to work on this standard and mastery isn't required until May. Please continue to practice math facts a few times a week. All additon facts up to 10+10 need to be memorized. The related subtraction facts also need to be memorized. The assessment for this skill is 25 problems in 1 and a half minutes.
Just a reminder that all A.R. points are due on this Friday. The celebration will be in January. I can't wait to see who's in the top 5. Happy reading!
First come first serve! Who would like to have 2 special visitors over the break? If you'd like to take home our class pet and our class frog, Freddy, please send me an e-mail.
Last week we had a great time learning about forces in the science lab. Here are the pictures to prove it!
I know the children are so excited about school being out soon and Christmas. However, I am giving several assessments this week on standards recently taught as well as standards previously taught, but not yet mastered. Remind your child daily to do his/her best. There will not be any letter home journal this week due to our class party. Thank you to everyone planning and participating in this fun event. Animal projects need to be picked up this week from the media center. Please do not take the research paper, only the 3D model. Thanks!
Catch Phrase Contest: the Grinch and Max
Rule reminder: Do not talk about or share the catch phrase with anyone except Ms. Latimer.
Mrs. Kenworthy has asked the staff to let their parents and students know that an extra book can be checked out next week as long as there are no over due books on the account. Please make sure all books are returned by 12/15 as that is when we'll be checking out for the winter break. Also, if you had items on display during the Thanksgiving luncheon week, please make sure to stop in and pick them up before 12/19.
There is information in your child's folder about a grade level book swap next week. I hope you'll participate. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Last week we did something new, fun, and exciting during writing. We wrote in the dark! Here are some pictures.
On Tuesday we'll be going to the ballet to see the Nutcracker. We'll leave Garrison Mill around 9:00 and arrive back around 12:00. We'll eat lunch in the classroom when we return. Please have your child dress up for the ballet. Jeans are acceptable with a nice shirt. I know we are going to have a wonderful time! Monday is the last day for math groups this quarter. We'll have this unit's test on the 15th. Continue to practice solving word problems. On Friday we read The Polar Express. We solved a math Exemplar problem and did a characterization activity. We'll continue to do activities related to this story over the next two weeks ending with watching the movie with our book buddies on the 19th. All aboard!
New Catch Phrase: Santa Frog
Our animal projects are in the media center on display, please feel free to come up and see what a great job everyone did. I know you'll be impressed too!
to everyone who joined our class for lunch today. It was a nice treat!
We are starting a new contest tomorrow. If your child knows the catch phrase when asked he/she will win a prize. The only rule is that your child cannot say the phrase until asked. Please go over the one rule and phrase with your child tonight. This should be fun!
PHRASE: Gobble, Gobble
Animal projects are due on Thursday.
Thanks to Caroline, Finnly, Kenneth, and Neill for donating books from the book fair to our classroom. I can't wait to read them to our class. I know everyone will love them as much as I do!
Just a quick reminder that our family and friends luncheon is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:30. I also wanted to ask all parents to send in a note if your child is allowed to be checked out by someone after the lunch is over. I have a sign-out sheet in my classroom but will not allow anyone who isn't a parent sign-out a child without a note.
Happy birthday, Peter!
We will have our Georgia assessment tomorrow as well as our goods and services assessment. We reviewed both today. Good luck!